Tiësto taps BLR to provide first release on new deep house imprint, AFTR:HRS
Having been long over his trance days and deeply into a commercialized house path for quite some time, Tiësto is now making a move back toward the underground. “I have always loved playing deep house and more mellow tracks in my radio show and my live shows, but I also love to listen to it when I drive or go out late night/early morning,” he disclosed in an Instagram post. As a result, his newest imprint AFTR:HRS was created as a branch of Musical Freedom dedicated exclusively to his favorite deep house cuts.
BLR was recruited as the brand new label’s first release, a relatively unknown newcomer to electronic music. The track, titled “Nungwi,” combines tropical overtones sounded out by metallic, hollow percussion with a thumping deep bassline and simplistic melody into a punchy house offering. Though it’s significantly different than something we’d usually hear played by Tiësto, BLR injects just enough energy into the piece to adapt it to a more popular set and as an appropriate opener for a main stage set. “Nungwis” official release falls on May 20.